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PLOEA INDICA.                                                18

has been well observed by Seringe that characters derived from the leaves, unless
supported by differences in the firait, are insufficient to, distinguish from one another
the species of this difficult genus. Even the fruit -seems liable to vary, though within
certain limits only, and it will be found to afford the best characters for the discrimi-

Sect. 1. PEYSOCABPUM, DC. — Achenw, stipitata, lateraliter com-
pressa, infiata vel plana.

1. T. elegans (Wall. Cat. 4728!); foliis pinnatim decompositis,
panicula parce ramosa fere racemifonni, acbeniis 6-12 longe pedicel-
latis obliquis obovatis membranaceis dorso-et ventre alato carinatis
utrinque uninerviis, carina ventrali gibbosa, stigmate incurvo sublate-
rdL— -fayle, III. 51 ! ; Edgew.. in Linn. Soc. Tr. xx. 26.
^3Ta-^- In Himalayas zona subalpina, alt. 1 0-13,000 pedum : Garh-
Kumaon! Nipal! Sikkim!— («?. 0.)

Simplex vel sfcbramosa, -J-l-pedalis. Folia, 2-3 ttncias longa; foliola
r otuisdata, triloba vel indiyisa. Stipute petiolo adhserentes, membranacece, fimbriate j
*ti$elte s^J^- Pedicelti subracemosi, foliis floralibus longiores, patentes. Floret
lofi^vi, vtricii%)iirpuraseentes. Sepafa elliptica, trinervia. Fildmenta filiformia; an-
s, mucronatee.

2. T. platycarptun (H.f. et T.) ; foliis pinnatim decompositis,
panicula ramosa, acheniis 4-10 breviter pedicellatis dolabriformibos
stigmate recto apicuktis utrinque tricostatis.

HAS. In Tibetia occidental! : ISTubra, H. Stro 'cki . Hundes, Sir. et
Wint.l Milam, Kumaon, Sir. et Wmt. ! — (y. s.

Herba -§-l^-pedalis, ramosa, graveolens. Folia 2-3 uflfflla^ longa ; folwla. rotnn-
ata, triloba vel tripartita, snbtns gkndnloso-puberula. Stipules scariosae ; xtipell<K
nillse. Panicula rami divaricati. Pedicelli fructiferi elon^iti. Flores parvi, viri-
iiscentes. Sepata late elliptica, membranacea. Filamenta, fi]iformia; aathera
tfongatae, muticee. Achenia, glabra, obli; obovata, dorso recta, ventre valde gib-
bosa. — Species nt videtur rara, foliis priori, fractu sequenti affinis, ulterius ezami-

3. T. CheKdonii (DC. Prod. i. 11) ; foliis teraatim decompositis,
foliolis rotundatis crenato-lobatis basi cordatis subtus gkucis, acheniis
numerosis dolabriformibus longe stipitatis utrinque trinervi^us stylo
recto vel incurvo apiculatis.
a. reniforme ; foliolis majoribus 1-2-uncialibus subtus valde glau-
cis et pulverulentis, fructu pubescente. — T. reniforme, Wall. Cat. 3716 !
T. neurocarpum, Royle! IlL 51. — (v. v.)
|8. cultratum; foliolis minoribus ^J-uncialibus subtus pajlidls pu-
berulis vel subglabiis, fructu glabro, — T. cultratum, WaU. Cat. 3715!
— (t?. 0.)
y. cysticarpum ; acheniis numerosissimis obovatis forsan sterflibus
longissime pedicellatis reflexis membranaceis, nervis gracillimis. — ^T.
cysticarpum, WaLL Cat. 371 1 1— (». t?.)
HAB. In Himalaya temperata, alt. 6-10,000 ped. : a Kashmir!
usque ad Sikkim ! (7000 ad 13,000 ped.) ; et in montibus Khasia, alt
4-6000 ped. !— (PL JuL Aug.) (v. t>.)